Garmin Quest 2 Autorouting Portable Automotive GPS
NOTE: This item has been discontinued by Garmin. For a rugged, portable navigator, try the nuvi 550 (click here) instead, with a touch-screen and new technology.
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Tiger GPS is proud to announce the new Garmin Quest 2, which combines all the features of the old Quest with one major improvement: it's ready-to-go, out of the box. The Quest 2 from Tiger GPS is pre-loaded with the full version of City Select North America NT. No more messing around with map segments on your PC or worrying about how much internal memory you have. Just pop it into the new-and-improved mounting bracket, plug it in, and turn it on!
From salespeople to summer vacationers, Quest 2's features are sure to please:
The Quest 2 at Tiger GPS features auto-routable, turn-by-turn, voice-prompted navigation with automatic off-route and detour recalculation. With the brilliant 256-color backlit TFT display, the Quest 2 is easy to read in any light. The waterproof unit has a rechargeable internal lithium-ion battery that provides up to 20 hours of use.
Smaller than a standard television remote, the Quest 2 provides an ample screen viewing area, but it won't demand a lot of room on the dashboard or in the briefcase. The unique antenna folds flush with the unit when not in use and users can connect an optional external antenna as well.
Garmin Quest 2 Features & Specifications:
- WAAS-enabled, 12 parallel channel GPS with flip-up antenna
- Preloaded City Select NT data provides mapping detail throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico (including rural areas).
- Displays residential streets, addresses and business listings.
- 140 MB supplemental map storage is available for downloading map detail from other MapSource products
- Built-in Americas basemap with automatic routing capabilities including highways and exits
- Voice prompts for navigation instructions and warnings using 12-volt speaker (included)
- Unit dimensions: 4.5"W x 2.2"H x .9"D
- Display: 2.2"W x 1.5"H, 256-color, high resolution, reflective TFT (240 x 160 pixels)
- Weight: 5.5 ounces
- LED backlit display and keypad
- Battery life up to 20 hours on internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- Waterproof, IEC 60529 IPX7, (Submersible 1 meter @ 30 minutes)
- 500 user locations (waypoints) with name, category, comment, and graphic symbol
- Route Planner lets you save 50 routes, specify via points, and preview turns
- Auto sort multiple destinations to provide an efficient route for deliveries and sales calls
- Customizable road segment and area avoidance
- Automatic routing: Select a destination and get detailed, turn-by-turn directions
- Automatic off-route and detour recalculation
- "One-Button Home" feature quickly routes you home no matter where you are
- Position formats include Lat/Lon, UTM, Loran TDs, Maidenhead, MGRS, user grid, and more
- Dual position display mode
- Trip computer provides large speed display, odometer, stopped time, moving average, overall average, total time, max speed
- and more
- 10,000 point automatic track log lets you retrace your path
- Compatible with MapSource products including BlueChart and Fishing Hot Spots
- Custom POI support
- 11 voice languages pre-loaded
- Quest 2 receiver with flip-up GPS antenna
- PC/USB cable
- Vehicle suction cup mount w/ 12-volt speaker
- Dashboard disk
- City Select North America NT (preloaded)
- Owner’s manual
- Quick-reference guide
Garmin Quest 2 Frequently Asked Quesions:
Q: What is your Quest?
A: The Garmin Quest 2 is a compact autorouting GPS navigation system similar to the Garmin StreetPilot 2620. It has all the same features as the previous Quest but has a pre-loaded hard drive and an improved suction cup mount.
Q: What advantage does the Garmin Quest 2 have over the StreetPilot 2600 series?
A: The Garmin Quest 2 from Tiger GPS is a portable low-cost alternative to the StreetPilot 2620. It is small enough to fit into your shirt pocket and can be powered by an internal rechargable lithium-ion battery. This allows you to take it hiking, fishing, off-roads or anywhere else you need to go.
Q: What does the StreetPilot do that Quest can't?
A: The StreetPilots have larger displays with touch-screen capabilities, making them easier to see and use. Some StreetPilot models also have remote control options, internal speakers, and traffic and weather data availability.
Q: So the Quest is all I need for outdoor use as well?
A: Not necessarily. The Quest's internal processor is programmed for automotive routing, and although you can turn the "road-lock" off, the included basemap and software provided fall far short of what you'd require to use it outdoors. You'll want to add Garmin MapSource Topo or MapSource BlueChart Americas software, depending on your needs. The Quest lacks features found in dedicated outdoors receivers, such as an electronic compass and barometric altimeter and dedicated hiking and geocaching modes. The waypoint entry system is designed for road use, and thus the Quest won't find waypoint coordinates as intuitively as, say, a Garmin GPSMAP 76CS. In addition, the flip-up patch antenna is less sturdy than a handheld GPS unit with a protected internal antenna. It is also recommended that you use a GPS unit that has exchangable batteries, as the internal battery is irreplacable if the Quest loses power. See our full selection of handheld GPS units by clicking here.
Q: Does the Quest 2 provide voice directions?
A: Yes, the external speaker is built in to the cigarette lighter adapter that is included in the box. Without the speaker, the Quest can beep to provide prompts, but won't talk.
Q: Does the Quest 2 come with all the maps for the entire United States?
A: Yes, the Quest 2 is pre-loaded with the latest Garmin City Select North America version, giving you detailed road maps for all of the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, right out of the box!
Q: Does the Quest 2 allow me to enter multi-point routes, vias, road avoidances, detours and alternate routes? Does it have a Points-of-Interest (POI) database?
A: Yes. You can customize your route with the Quest just like with the StreetPilot, tailoring it to suit traffic conditions and road preferences. If you're not sure where to go, the Garmin City Select software provides over five million POIs, which is one million more than any other company's software. POI categories include: Food and drink, Lodging, Attractions, Entertainment, Shopping, Services, Transportation, and Emergency and Government.
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